Saturday, March 29, 2008

Grandparents and Special Friend's Day

Yesterday I was honored to be selected by my nephew D. to attend his school for "Grandparents and Special Friend's Day."

The guests were presented with a musical performance where the fifth grade students played what appeared to be huge xylophone's. I was intrigued by the sound of these unique instruments, along with a flute performance.

After the musical presentation, the guests were led to the children's classroom where each child gave a presentation about their special guest; comparing the differences from now to when they were in fifth grade. D. gave a relaxed and informative presentation.

After the kid's finished giving their presentations, we played a math game for an hour, where you team up with another child from the class and his/her grandparent or special friend. My nephew is a math wizard, so I was able to catch on to this electoral math game pretty quick with his help. Math is not my strong suit, but I ended up truly enjoying the game and having fun.

Next we were introduced to their Spanish teacher and played Spanish Bingo and another game--much like the old game "Concentration" where we had to match cards consisting of months and season all in Spanish.

Yesterday was a wonderful experience with my nephew (who I adore.) In my eyes he's always shone bright and yesterday he left me proud. I am grateful for this wonderful opportunity and and insight into his world.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Vintage Miss E.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Update--What's been happening...

For those who follow my blog, you may have noticed that I've been MIA (missing in action) for about a month. This is because I've been busy with the "business" of photography. Yes, the "business" side of things certainly does nothing for my "creative" side, (I've missed my picture making,) but a successful photography business requires attention away from the creative side and winter is a good time to learn new techniques and software, check out the new photo labs and products to enhance my business, get taxes prepared and so this is what I've been doing lately.

I recently attended a photography seminar, which proved to be enlightening. I had no idea there would be so many professional photographers in our area, enough to fill a room of 450 of us!

With Spring upon us, you should be seeing some fresh new photos. I've been learning new software, which will enhance your photos based on my own style (every photographer has a style--ya' know :-)

The beauty of this business are the people I meet and the images I create, both for my clients and my personal projects, as well as the learning and growing as a photographer--finding my style and my voice as a photographer has been challenging at times, but also very rewarding. I wouldn't change a thing.

Looking forward a great spring and summer ahead!